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Lord Howe, 1st of June


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Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Howe, Richard

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Object ID PAD0106
Description A circular bust-length portrait of Richard Howe, Earl Howe (1726–1799) in naval uniform with the star of the Order of the Garter. Howe’s uniform appears to combine features from several different uniform patterns. The portrait is crowned with a laurel wreath and a burst of light, lettered ‘1st of June’, referring to Howe’s most famous victory at the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794. Underneath the portrait is the stern of ship, lettered ‘Howe’. The ship fires its guns, generating plumes of smoke which surround the portrait. Lettered beneath the image with the title, ‘Lord Howe’, and the production detail and publication line, ‘W. M. Craig delt. / J. Brown sculpt. / Published by I. Kinnersley June 1, 1815.’ This portrait was engraved by J. Brown after a drawing by William Marshall Craig. The print was published by T. Kinnersley on 1 June 1815 and appeared as an illustration in Hewson Clarke’s ‘The History of the War, from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Present Time’ (London: T. Kinnersley, 1816), volume 1, opposite page 137. (Updated June 2019.)
Date made 1 June 1815

Artist/Maker Craig, William Marshall
Brown, J
Kinnersley, I
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving, stipple
  • Lord Howe, 1st of June (PAD0106)
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